The glass ceiling has been broken by women. Women have taken charge in a variety of fields, from excelling at male-dominated careers to showcasing their outstanding performances as NASA scientists, to being mature politicians, and all-rounders both at work and home.

Women are now working in top RENEW WELLNESS & RECOVERY Women’s Residential Treatment companies at levels that were unimaginable just a few years ago.

A woman’s progress is often hampered by drug addiction. According to a report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, while women are equally likely as men to experiment with new drugs and become addicted to them today. Women are more susceptible to addiction and cravings.

It could be that drugs like ecstasy and heroin can activate pathways in the mind, making a woman more susceptible to addictions, even after a single use or if they are used for merely a short time. Ambien prescription drugs, which are often marketed as a sleeping aid, can set off a cycle of addiction. Women have a unique body physiology that makes it harder to break.

What makes women so gullible? What are some of the reasons?

Anxiety and depression are more common in women: The World Health Organization says that gender plays a major role in the majority of mental disorders. Women are more likely to experience depression, anxiety or physical discomfort. A lot of women suffer from mental illnesses, but they are unlikely to seek treatment. It is likely they will visit the pharmacy to purchase an OTC prescription to help them beat the blues, or to give themselves enough energy to get through the day (with stimulants). This leads to an ongoing cycle of abuse and addiction, which may eventually lead them to experiment with more powerful drugs.

Studies have shown that women suffer more and longer than men. Many women who complain of chronic pain have their complaints dismissed as “normal” until they deteriorate. Painkillers, rather than treating the pain with invasive methods, are often prescribed in health care facilities as popsicles. It is possible that this may explain why prescription painkillers are addictive to women.

Marijuana use by women has severe consequences: Marijuana can lead to the user trying more powerful and addictive substances. A past research suggested that since women have more fluctuating amounts of estrogen, they are more sensitive to the influence of THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychotropic element found in marijuana, and get tolerant to its use. It is because of this that they are more likely to experience relapses during withdrawal. They are also more susceptible to anxiety and paranoia.